Kum Nye is a little known means of promoting confidence,
power, and endurance through the stimulation and transformation of the body and
our mental energy.
To many Kum Nye is like a
form of meditation, yet it is a physical form
of movement which includes subtle yet powerful exercise. It is a
useful form of movement which helps to release emotional and physical tensions
that are held within the body. Many exercises
can help to produce and release physical tensions held
deeply within the body. Each exercise can lead to a sense of release and
Kum Nye is based on ancient
knowledge developed over 1,500 years ago. Kum Nye Relaxation offers a
very effective way for refreshing and revitalising
the whole body and mind. It is beneficial for young and old
alike with gentle easy-to-follow movement
exercises which can relieve tension, heighten energy
levels, improve concentration, and help to bring
clarity to all of the senses.
Kum Nye introduces the view of
body and mind as a naturally integrated whole,
offering a more balanced and satisfying approach to
experiences based on self appreciation and self-understanding. Basic breathing,
massage, and movement exercises can lead to the more advanced exercises which
have been translated by Tulku Tarthang (Rinpoche).
Applying the techniques which have been
published by Tulku Tarthang in two volumes can, in
daily exercise promote a lighter, more
cheerful approach to living and working in the
Movements are generally very
slow and gentle, they are suited to all ages and
Kum Nye movements are generally
very slow and gentle, they can often induce physical tremors within the body.
These tremors are a way of releasing inner tensions. This Kum Nye practice is
one example you might like to try which is known as Flying.
To start, sit quietly for a while to rest
your mind and body, perhaps for 5 or 10 minutes.
Then gently stand up straight with
your feet hip width apart, unlock you knees,
almost but not quite bending your knees, allow
your arms to rest at your sides, allow your body to relax, (especially the
shoulders and stomach). Very slowly allow
your arms to rise outwards from your sides keeping
them fairly straight but not locked, this can take
a few minutes, then very slowly allow your arms to reach up above
your head and then very slowly down again. With gentle concentration, this
allows the Kum Nye ( subtle body awareness) to grow.
Repeat this exercise a few
times, return to sitting and sit or meditate until you
feel able to continue regular activity. This
single exercise can last between 5 and 15 minutes repeating the exercise 2-3
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